As of 2:15 PM, the Sanderling, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, and 2 White-rumped Sandpipers were still at Shelburne Bay as described by Eric. I can confirm that the two peeps are definitely White-rumpeds. Nice looks right now as the precip has stopped temporarily.
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> On Nov 7, 2014, at 12:00 PM, Eric Hynes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello Vermont Birders:
> I stopped by Shelburne Bay briefly at 10:30 this morning. The conditions
> were just about worst case scenario in terms of visibility with high wind
> and sideways light rain.
> On the mudflats east of the river mouth was a small cluster of shorebirds.
> Most conspicuous among them was a juvenile Sanderling. It was joined by
> three juvenile Pectoral Sandpipers and two more peeps. I am quite confident
> the other two shorebirds were White-rumped Sandpipers but between the
> shaking of my scope and the water on my optics, I won't commit to that ID.
> Bonaparte's Gulls were working the surf at the river mouth.
> In light of the thread on this listserv earlier, I will be entering an
> incomplete eBird checklist. I was focused on birding the entire time I was
> at the site but I didn't bother to scan the lake since the rain would have
> instantly ruined my lenses if I looked into the wind. I probably missed the
> Atlantic Puffin just offshore.
> Good birding,
> Eric Hynes
> Burlington, VT
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